We’re excited to announce that this year marks the 3rd annual Ewing Green Team Scarecrow Contest which encourages people to combine both creative skills and recycling to make a one-of-a-kind scarecrow. And, we’re very proud to announce that the Green Team was recently recognized for this creative way to encourage recycling and has been awarded a prestigious 2016 Environmental Achievement Award for its annual ‘Build a Scarecrow Contest’ from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions.
The contest is open to all Ewing individuals, school groups, families, youth groups, service clubs and business groups. The criteria being judged are on originality, artistry and the creative use of recycled materials (has to be made of at least 80% recycled items). Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 and Certificates are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Judging will be done by members of the Ewing Town Council, as well as Arts Commission members and local art educators.
This year we’re again offering people the fun opportunity to build their own scarecrows to take home with recycled materials supplied at the event and then can compete in a separate category for a cash prize. This year kids can also do pumpkin painting; and there will be music and refreshments to help celebrate the season and add to the festivities.
Pre-Registration for ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ call Ewing Township’s Recreation Department at 883-1776. And pre-registration for entry into the Scarecrow Contest is required. Complete the registration or download the form and mail it to:
Ewing Green Team
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
Scarecrows must be delivered to Ewing Senior Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road by Friday, October 28th at 3:00. There are wooden frames for the first 15 entries if requested; call Lisa at 609-620-0722 to coordinate pick-up of one of the frames.
Prizes will be announced 4:00 pm during event. We request that Scarecrows made for the contest to remain on display until after Halloween, Tuesday, November 1st for the community to enjoy. Any Scarecrows remaining after November 5th will be dismantled and materials recycled.
We hope you can join us; and please, you don’t need to have kids to enjoy the day. Everyone has a great time and it’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the season with your neighbors in the Ewing Community.